Significative Sig*nif"i*ca*tive, a. [L. significativus: cf. F. significatif.] 1. Betokening or representing by an external sign. [1913 Webster]

The holy symbols or signs are not barely significative. --Brerewood. [1913 Webster]

2. Having signification or meaning; expressive of a meaning or purpose; significant. [1913 Webster]

Neither in the degrees of kindred they were destitute of significative words. --Camden. [1913 Webster] -- {Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • significative — sig·nif·i·ca·tive …   English syllables

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  • significative — /sɪgˈnɪfəkətɪv/ (say sig nifuhkuhtiv) adjective 1. serving to signify. 2. significant; suggestive …   Australian English dictionary

  • significative — adj. 1 (esp. of a symbol etc.) signifying. 2 having a meaning. 3 (usu. foll. by of) serving as a sign or evidence. Etymology: ME f. OF significatif ive, or LL significativus (as SIGNIFY) …   Useful english dictionary

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